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Man Arrested At Airport After In-Flight Drunken Burp Fest

Impacting Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | July 28, 2016

Man Arrested At Airport After In-Flight Drunken Burp Fest

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No matter how much trouble you have garnered from burping, it’s nothing compared to what happened to one obnoxious traveler.

The Liverpool Echo reported that a man traveling from Alicante on Ryanair was arrested at Liverpool John Lennon Airport after a most peculiar set of circumstances.

Granted, being hauled in for being drunk and disorderly is nothing new for the travel industry. But it’s the foul offense that this unnamed man spewed that is particularly noteworthy.

The report establishes that the man is a 53-year-old whose recent trip to the bottle procured a belching attack of sorts.

The Echo quoted a source who offered the man, “belched at another passenger and then fell onto a small child.”

The source continues with an account of what we have to believe is not this man’s best day: “He was sat next to a lady on the flight and he kept being loud and disruptive and he wouldn’t stop burping. She asked him to stop but when he wouldn’t she had to ask the cabin crew to get involved.”

It’s at this point that we really feel sorry for the attendants who have to now play babysitter and ask an adult to simply act like a decent human being.

The witness continues:“By that point, we’d started to land and the seatbelt signs were on but he stood up and started mouthing off. When they asked him to sit down immediately and gave him his final warning he then fell over onto a child, and the parent of the child understandably got really annoyed. When we landed there was a police van and two officers waiting to arrest him.”

Now we have all been stuck sitting next to some truly awful people — especially those horrendous folk who leave their book at home so they can interrupt your reading respite (Just awful).

In any case, we have to say this man wins the unofficial award for week’s worst travel neighbor. He managed to squeeze in an obscene amount of offenses into one short flight from Spain to the United Kingdom.

Ryanair was understandably stern in its take on the matter. The report pointed to the airline’s statement about the flight: “The crew of this flight from Alicante to Liverpool on July 25 requested police assistance upon landing in Liverpool, after a passenger became disruptive in-flight, who was removed and detained by police. We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behavior at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police.”

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While this man went overboard with alcohol consumption and absolutely awful behavior, we would like to take this moment to remind you to keep the past aromatic vestiges of your lunch to yourself.

We are all packed into one tiny cabin and want to get to our destination with as minimal an odiferous experience as possible.


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